CDC recommends that children under two years of age receive vaccines to protect against 14 diseases. This podcast discusses the importance of having children vaccinated. Created: 4/26/2012 by MMWR.
Date Released: 4/26/2012. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Keep Your Guard Up
National Infant Immunization Week — April 21–28,2012
Recorded: April 24, 2012; posted: April 26, 2012
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Childhood vaccination rates in the US have been at or near record highs for several years and most parents are confident about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. However, recent cases of vaccine-preventable diseases indicate that we can't let our guard down. CDC recommends that children under two years of age receive vaccines to protect against 14 diseases. The recommended schedule is designed to protect children early in life, when they're most vulnerable and before they're exposed to life-threatening diseases.
Parents, talk to your child's health care provider to make sure they stay up-to-date on their vaccines.
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